Webinar: Women on Boards and in Business Leadership: Navigating Stereotyping and Unconscious Bias in the Workplace
This webinar discusses the meaning of unconscious bias: what happens when we buy into it, how unconscious bias and stereotyping undermines the achievement potential and personal growth of women leaders, emotional intelligence skills we use and bias-busting actions.
According to the latest research, about 8% of listed company board directors in Sri Lanka are women. While this compares well with the rest of Asia, more can be done. For this year’s International Women’s Day, IFC’s Women in Work Program features a film on Sri Lankan women business leaders from different sectors, celebrating the diversity of female leadership in the country.
Ayudando a Las Empresas a Crecer y Operar de Manera Mas Rentable
IFC, miembro del Grupo Banco Mundial, ofrece una amplia gama de servicios de asesoría especializados, que mejoran el gobierno corporativo de las empresas. Además de las consultorías, evaluaciones, planes de mejora, y el desarrollo de talleres personalizados, trabajamos con los directorios de las empresas para mejorar su composición, su reglamento y procedimientos.
Strengthening Corporate Governance in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Countries
Today many countries face political instability or are struggling to emerge from years of conflict. This threatens to destroy once vibrant businesses, sending more people into poverty. IFC works in fragile and conflict-affected countries to help businesses weather the difficulties through stronger corporate governance and by building up companies’ resilience, so they can emerge from crisis as powerful engines of economic growth.
IFC and BSE collaborate to develop India’s first Corporate Governance Scorecard
Darrin Hartzler, Manager, IFC Corporate Governance Group, addresses a group of companies listed at the Bombay Stock Exchange, corporate governance practitioners and other stakeholders at the launch of preparations of the corporate governance scorecard, a tool that encourages implementation of codes and standards by benchmarking companies and countries over time.
Bangladesh is witnessing an impressive transition from an agro-based economy to a manufacturing economy. IFC initiated the Bangladesh corporate government project in 2011 to improve financial performance and operational efficiency by promoting better corporate governance practices among financial institutions and medium sized family businesses.
Gobierno de Empresas Familiares: Ejemplos de Egipto y Colombia
Esta es la historia de dos empresas familiares, en Colombia y Egipto, que muestran a las personas y políticas que hay detrás de su longevidad y éxito. Las empresas familiares son la forma más antigua y la más frecuente de negocios en el mundo. En muchos países, las empresas familiares representan hasta el 70 por ciento de la economía y juegan un papel muy importante en el empleo, el crecimiento y la calidad de vida. Pero la mayoría de las empresas familiares en última instancia fallan: alrededor del 95 por ciento no sobreviven a la tercera generación de la propiedad.
Helping Companies to Operate More Profitably and Grow
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, provides a range of specialized services designed to strengthen companies by improving corporate governance. In addition to providing assessments, improvement plans, and training, IFC also provides advice on improving board effectiveness, family business governance and the control environment.
Family Business Governance: Examples from Egypt and Colombia
This is the story of two family businesses - in Colombia and Egypt - that show the people and policies behind their longevity and success. Family businesses are the oldest and still most prevalent form of business in the world. In many countries, family businesses represent up to 70% of the economy and play a big role in employment, growth, and quality of life. But most family businesses ultimately fail: about 95% do not survive the third generation of ownership.
IFC Pakistan Corporate Governance Project: Impacting the Pyramid from Top to Bottom
IFC has been a key player in changing the Corporate Goveranance landscape in Pakistan by working with firms and stakeholders to improve awareness, provide training and promote investment. The Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance (PICG) was intitiated as a training and capacity building institute.
Казахстан: Повышая Уровень Корпоративного Управления в Компаниях
Corporate governance is a new concept in Central Asia. Executives understand that good corporate governance makes companies more transparent, accountable, and trustworthy, especially in their relationships with investors and business partners. Amina Turgulova, a spokesperson for Kazakhstan’s stock market, says investors have the right to know how a company is governed and if corporate governance requirements are followed.